We recently kicked off our first crowdfunding campaign and we need your help to reach our goal of raising $200,000. Contributions go towards operational and engineering staff, hardware and the software, and general operating expenses needed to securely and reliably issue and manage many millions of certificates.
We decided to run a crowdfunding campaign for a couple of reasons. First, there is a gap between the funds we’ve raised and what we need for next year. Second, we believe individual supporters from our community can come to represent a significant diversification of our annual revenue sources, in addition to corporate sponsorship and grants.
Most people here have probably benefited from Let’s Encrypt by getting certificates, but whether or not you use our certificate services you’re still benefiting when you browse a Web that’s more secure because of us.
We will provide updates on our progress throughout the campaign via Twitter (https://twitter.com/letsencrypt).
Thank you for your support!